Charles Eames used to say that “Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” This simple approach, which allowed the American architect to create some of the most iconic pieces of furniture in history, has become the catchphrase of many decorators, including Myriam Larrea, an interior designer who has managed to make her contemporary style, which adapts to any reality, be recognizable while providing a certain personal flair to her projects.
From her unique, two-story studio in San Sebastián, Larrea designs interiors that stand out for the originality in terms of their materials, textures, volumes, and excellent lighting. Her passion for her work makes her at the forefront of all the latest decoration trends. She is not dependent on any one brand or point of reference; thus, she can act with total freedom so as to create without regard to established standards. Her empathy with the client is fundamental for her to understand what the expectations for each project are and to be able to contribute ideas and achieve optimal results. To accomplish that type of design, she painstakingly works on the distribution of the room, always taking care of every detail. She is likewise demanding with the finishes – unwaveringly aiming for superior quality. One of her maxims is to follow the guidelines and flows marked by the spaces where she is hired to work, bringing those guidelines and flows together with the client’s own needs.
In her renovation projects, Myriam tries to maintain the essence of the space while simultaneously contributing with the necessary ingredients to be able to adapt to the present times. Throughout her long career, recognized by the prestigious publication “The New York Times Style Magazine,” she has designed, led, and executed different projects: retail spaces, offices, restaurants, bars, hotels, and a great number of private homes.
Larrea’s work has something that goes beyond mere aesthetics and functionality: details that go unnoticed at first but which create wellbeing and enjoyment. Going back to the reflections of Eames… “Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
Paseo Colón 12, Bajo, San Sebastián.